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SPECIAL FEATURES 15 Trendy Reading: “Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War”
Phoenix Theatre Jane Christensen and Susie Wesley with Jean Marley and Tammi Fannin
Trendy Cruising: Alaska on the Celebrity Solstice
Barrow tackles brain tumors
Charity Spotlight: PANDA
Charity Spotlight: Fresh Start
Charity Spotlight: The pARTy
Charity Spotlight: Florence Crittenton
36 Old Bags Luncheon Paula Wichterman and Corrie Wichterman
Brophy Luncheon Vicki Vaughn and Lori Larcher with Sallie Brophy
The Desert Foundation Auxiliary Ball debutantes
Xavier Holiday Dinner Kathy DeSanto and Michelle Wauro with Erin Alaimo
Go Gammage Gala
Moondance at the Heard
Phoenix Theatre Grand Reopening
Old Bags Luncheon
2014 Heart Ball
Junior League’s 80th Anniversary Luncheon
2014 Barrow Grand Ball
Board of Visitors
Desert Foundation Auxiliary
Arizona Costume Institute Luncheon
2014 Honor Ball
Drive the Dream
Girl Scouts Luncheon
Xavier Holiday Dinner
Beaux Arts Bash
MONTHLY FEATURES 6
On My Mind
La Dolce Vita
ON THE COVER:
18 Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum: “See, Hear, Feel”
Nader Sanai, MD, Robert Spetzler, MD,
Artist’s Profile: Portraits by Chris Saper
Robyn Lee, 2014 Barrow Grand Ball Chair, and
Spotlight on the Heard Museum: Indian Market
Trends in Dining: The St. Francis
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A day at the kennel By Bill Macomber I spent a day this holiday season volunteering on the front line of the battle to care for unwanted animals in Arizona, the Maricopa County Animal Care Center on Rio Salado in Mesa. The center is where a lot of Valley strays end up. Most of the dogs are pit bulls and Chihuahuas. The breeds are overbred in Arizona. If you went to a Washington state animal shelter you’d find a lot of huskies. Every region has its own problem. I was inspired by the volunteer coordinator, Debra Wood LaFave, who went out of her way to meet me at the center on short notice. Also inspiring were the employees and volunteers. The workers were uniformly polite and were caring about the creatures. Volunteers walked dogs in the parking lot all afternoon, taking notes on behavior. I volunteered to write short bios on dogs who have been at the shelter for more than three months. The idea is to try to get these long-timers adopted. I used the notes the volunteers have added to the computer files on each animal. I was amazed at how much attention these unwanted creatures get. There were details I had not expected. One computerized note mentioned how a dog shivered with fear when it was checked into the shelter. The note then said the dog, a pit bull, licked the hand of the person who took it into its cage. Comments like “a real sweetheart” and “this dog is 100 percent perfect” peppered these unloved animals’ files. Pit bulls are scary to me. Some of that is the negative press they’ve gotten. They’re not inviting animals. I couldn’t help but feel amazement at the people who love and pay attention to the dogs as if they were their own. The details in those reports touched me. The attentiveness of the volunteers walking the dogs inspired me. I came away with the feeling that even the most unloved animals bring out the best in some people. Dogs do drool, as the saying goes. They also rule, even in doggie jail, for what they bring out in us.
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La Dolce Vita People are talking about the 10 new Trendsetters for 2014. Kimberly Afkhami, Carol Clemmensen, Chrissy Donnelly, Natalie Gaylord, Lisa Handley, Linda Herold, Susie Muzzy, Renee Parsons, Lauri Termansen and Pam Ward will all be presented next spring at a combined luncheon put on by Trends magazine and the Trends Charitable Fund. We will be joining forces to put on the last extravaganza at the close of the social season. More to come on that later, but please stay posted! Cookie Levine (the table-top princess) of Levine Linens fame must have been pretty excited when she and the rest of the world tuned into CBS This Morning the other day to find her well-accomplished and best-selling author daughter in front of the cameras. Allison Levine, author of On the Edge, The Art of High-Impact Leadership, dropped into the studio to talk about her best-selling book, which challenges the idea that a CEO should run the show while not answering to his people! Having scaled Mount Everest, the beautiful and accomplished Phoenician says she relied on teamwork and collective knowledge for her monumental climb. She also
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By Bill Dougherty went on to stress that true leadership should come from everyone and not just the top of the corporation. Maybe that’s why Allison not only broke the corporate glass ceiling but continues to challenge the lofty salaries, golden parachutes and micro-management of corporate America. Would you expect anything less from the daughter of one of the most successful ladies in Phoenix? Congratulations Allison, you’ve got them running scared! The other afternoon and evening, too, I had the opportunity to personally cover two Junior League functions. I was a little surprised that the league had never contacted us in the past. Maybe they were a little gun shy about the old Trends? Anyway, I have to say that in 20 years of being here, I don’t think I’ve ever come across such a lovely and well-mannered group of ladies and gentlemen. Following the events we received thank-you notes for both events that we covered! I was blown away! For two decades I’ve said that the Board of Visitors is the gold standard in fundraising and good manners. I’m not surprised that many in the organization got their start in the league. Maybe they both should combine forces and go out into the community and teach people that manners and civility are still accepted ways of behavior in a society that could use all the help it can get. You get the picture?
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La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 12 Although it’s been several months since I wrote about the demolition of the Borgata and the tenements which now grace the corner of Lincoln Drive and Scottsdale Road, your cards, letters, e-mail and telephone calls keep pouring into our offices. For some reason we seem to be the only publication to challenge what the City of Scottsdale has done to the most affluent areas of the city. So many of you have asked the question, “What were they thinking,” or, “Whose decision was this?” Hold on, it gets even better. Now we are receiving comments about the future demolition of Camelview 5 theaters, which by the way are the last relic of the once glorious Camelview Plaza. Bigger is not always better. Just look at Biltmore Estates Circle. Some of the most beautiful homes that once belonged to several very famous people were leveled to give rise to Scare Face architecture. All major cities in America go out of their way to preserve things while Arizona, especially Phoenix and Scottsdale, go out of their way to tear everything down. By the way, have you noticed the attractive vinyl banners which now hang from the apartments on Lincoln and Scottsdale Road? They sport toll-free telephone numbers for leasing information. Boy, that sure looks nice! Thanks to all of you and keep the comments coming! Have you noticed the new life being pumped into Hilton Village lately? It seems that only a year ago the prestigious mall was suffering at the hands of a bizarre leasing company which was not only responsible for driving out some tenants, but also single-handedly responsible for shutting down Country Glazed Ham several years ago, because they felt they could not find a suitable buyer. How nice that they destroyed any future income
for the children of the much-missed proprietor Mike Hill. Today the mall flourishes under new management with the place filled to capacity. The other afternoon my wife and I had the pleasure of lunching with a tawny and attractive socialite who seems to know a lot about the secrets of the social community. We dined at Bink’s, housed where Country Glazed Ham stood for decades. The food, atmosphere and service were extraordinary. We were delighted to see the mall thriving once again. Up next month, we ask the question, who’s merchandising the shops of Scottsdale Fashion Square? Remember, there’s always more … In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That one of the most generous philanthropists in the Valley drove the streets of the city distributing gifts to the homeless during the holidays ... That everyone wants to know who the rude travel agent was who was so awful to the wait staff and my photographers at the Arizona Costume Institute luncheon ... That a chef who takes little credit volunteers his time cooking for a girl’s shelter … That a home-wrecker who thinks she got door number 1 Cocktail Polo know: actually got aIn consolation prize, News leavingyou the should social swim to ask if she has an up-to-date job resume … That a couple once at the top of the heap now finds themselves seated in the back of the room and a bit puzzled … That a couple who would be the toast of the town has grown stale quicker than expected … That a VERY high-profile socialite may want to rethink her gift-giving habits since her recipients quickly find out they have received un-exchangeable store samples. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes …
“Sleeping With the Enemy” by Hal Vaughan Story by Bill Dougherty Although much has been written about famed fashion designer Coco Chanel, Hal Vaughan has spent more than a decade researching something the French government and the House of Chanel tried to keep under wraps for more than 70 years. The book chronicles Coco Chanel’s rise from an orphan to the high priestess of fashion. Yet little has been written about her time in Paris during the Nazi occupation when the House of Chanel was temporary closed. By all accounts she guaranteed her safety by spying for the Nazis. Her longtime affair with playboy Baron Hans Gunther von Dincklage, who ran a spy ring and reported directly to Joseph Goebbels, is confirmed in the book. Ms. Chanel used the Nuremberg Laws that prevented Jews from owning businesses to regain the perfume company she had sold to a wealthy Jewish family in the 1930s. The book also casts the designer as a horrible anti-Semite and a woman who, although raised in abject poverty, thought nothing of stepping over her Parisian neighbors as they begged on the war-torn streets for food. Instead Ms. Chanel holed up at the Ritz along with countless Nazi officers until she finally fled the city for exile in Switzerland at the close of the war. Although Coco Chanel would triumphantly return to her native France at the age of 70 to reclaim the House of Chanel, her life between 1941 and 1954 has been shrouded in mystery until now. You’re not going to like the designer anymore than you did before you read this book. Like so many other biographers before Mr. Vaughan, all have shown Ms. Chanel to be a world-class narcissist who was only interested in feathering her own nest. For someone who came from such humble means, we see that the designer is anything but. “Sleeping With the Enemy” is an excellent look into a complex Nazi spy ring that Ms. Chanel and her friends all participated in. This is an excellent read for anyone interested in perhaps the most influential designer in the world.
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Caroline and Chris Haeye
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HIGH FLYERS Guests marveled at the safari-circus atmosphere. STAR OF THE SHOW Colleen Jennings Roggensack, for her tireless efforts CREATIVE COSTUMES Laurie Goldstein and Mary Way DAPPER DAN Michael Reed in classic black tie Laurie Goldstein and Mary Way
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Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum What would change if you could hear the subject of a photograph speak to you? If you could hear the wind moving through the trees in a landscape photograph? How would the world you see shift as it became a world you could hear? A photography exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum that comes with sound supplied, “See, Hear, Feel,” explores that idea through the work of two contemporary photographers. Debra Bloomfield and Christopher Churchill push the limits of their artistic practice and explore the dimension of sound.
see, what we hear, and what we feel, in the public, wild places of landscape, and in the private, wild places of faith. The exhibit will show at the Phoenix Art Museum through March 23. The museum is located at 1625 N. Central Ave. 602.257.1222 or www.phxart.org.
Bloomfield traverses wilderness spaces, her abstract images of the untamed intensified through the call of ravens or the crunch of boots in settled snow. Christopher Churchill explores a wilderness of a different kind, as he takes the viewer along a journey across the post 9/11 nation to discuss our changing ideas of faith.
Christopher Churchill, “Girl at her Quinceañera, Toppenish, WA,” 2007. Gelatin silver print
As we view compelling portraits, we listen to their subjects reveal to us what they believe. Featuring nearly 40 photographs with accompanying sound, these two seemingly divergent bodies of work converge to create a sense of wonder about our world and ourselves: what we Christopher Churchill, “Two Hudderite Girls, Gildford, MT,” 2005. Gelatin silver print
Debra Bloomfield, “Wildernness #02076-8-7,” 2007. Archival pigment print
Christopher Churchill, “Thomas Putman and Thomas Putman Jr., Ponca City, OK,” 2009. Gelatin silver print
PAR T I E S
Moondance at the Heard 2013
Dani Boone and Jim Weaver
Shirley Avery with John and Carolyn Stuart
LUCKY TO HAVE YOU New Heard director James Pepper Henry and board chair Lee Peterson OPULENT SETTING Dinner under the stars at the beautiful Heard Museum PERFECT ATTIRE Carolyn Stuart in great Western wear YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW The Heard boasts a fantastic collection ofÂ Native art.
Hank and Patti Hibbeler with Mellissa Reilly
Photos courtesy of Shayne Alexander and Debbie May
Rocio and Molly Bonsall with Sharon Cohen
Shayne Anthony and Debbie May
Ron and Barbara Bunnell
Solomeia Kojin and James Pepper Henry
T R AV E L
Sailing on the Celebrity Solstice By Teri Humphreys We were in for an exclusive treat when we boarded the gorgeous Celebrity Solstice for her first trip to Alaska. This premier cruise ship had not ventured into those icy waters before, and let me tell you, this was truly the way to see that beautiful state. We set sail from Seattle. Our ports of call included Ketchikan, the Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, the Inside Passage, Skagway and Victoria, B.C., before coasting back to Seattle in style. We were full to the gills with amazing images, great food and a dizzying array of entertainment and music. Here are some highlights of our cruise and a few things you should know about this amazing floating luxury palace. • F ive women designed the cabin interiors, so private quarters were incredibly women-friendly. • T here’s live music in all the bars, and for fun after dark you can make your way up to the Sky Observation Lounge. The room is transformed each night to a different theme. Tango nights meant a wild red décor, and ballroom dance turned the place blue. • T he food and sheer variety were amazing. Probably the best view of the ship was from the Tuscan grill for romantic dining. That’s just one restaurant of the way-too-many to mention here.
• A n onboard naturalist provided us with the inside scoop on the incredible bounty Mother Nature offers in this state. • A s for pictures, in the old days, they would take your picture and put it up on a wall in the office. This is the first ship ever to stream those pictures in your stateroom on television so you don’t even have to leave your cabin to see your pictures. • A mong the many amenities were a complimentary iPad introduction course and an Apple café/store. Zumba and yoga classes were offered. There was also a medspa featuring acupuncture. The putting green had a half acre of actual grass! • T here was a Cirque du Soleil-inspired show and productions through a partnership with Poet Theatricals. These are offered exclusively on Celebrity Solstice class ships. In short, we had a blast. And we learned the answer to the burning question: Is there any classier way to see glaciers? The answer, of course, is no. See www.celebritycruises.com or your travel agent for more information.
PAR T I E S
Phoenix Theatre Grand Reopening
Carla Goodyear and Jamie Hormel with Susan Hoskyns
Danny Montgomery and Patsy Kelly
Michael Barnard and Herman Channing
Stan and Toshia Levine
Michelle Robson and Missy Anderson with Jinger Richardson
Sue Fletcher and Michelle Blanco with Priscilla Nicholas
LIFTING THE CURTAIN Theatergoers got a glimpse of the theater’s future. STANDING OVATION Linda and Bill Pope for their great support BEST WARDROBE Jennifer Bohnert in basic black BEST SUPPORTING ROLES Patsy Kelly and Michael Barnard
Leevon Guerithault and Linda Pope
Photos courtesy of Bill Dougherty
H E A LT H
Barrow tackles brain tumors Scientists in the Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center at Barrow Neurological Institute are using a multi-pronged approach to improve treatments and find cures for brain tumors, one of the deadliest cancers known to man. Three principal investigators are exploring different but related research areas in the search for effective understanding and treatment of brain tumors:
Al-Wala Awad Yael Kusne, Nader Sanai, MD, and Ning Su, MD
• Nader Sanai, MD, the neurosurgeon who directs the BBTRC, will soon begin phase 0 clinical trials to identify new medications worthy of further study. The FDA created phase 0 trials as a way to bring new drugs to market faster. These trials involve very small numbers of human subjects who receive micro doses of an experimental drug. Their tumors are then surgically removed to determine if the drug arrived at the tumor and if the drug is having the expected effect. • Shwetal Mehta, PhD, a molecular biologist, is studying the biology of tumor cells in order to find better ways of stopping them. • R achael Sirianni, PhD, a biomedical engineer, is developing ways to deliver drugs more effectively to brain tumors.
Rachael Sirianni, PhD, and Alesia Prakapenka
To learn more about these and other amazing scientists working to keep Barrow a world-class research and treatment institution, visit www.supportBBTRC.org.
Shwetal Mehta, PhD
L U N C H EONS
Old Bags Luncheon 2013
Anne Thoits and Amy Samuel
Jill Krigsten and Donna Johnson
A BIG THANK-YOU Ina Manaster, a huge supporter over the years BEST HAT Tracey Lytle in a butterfly-embellished creation TWICE AS NICE Chairs Jill Krigsten and Donna Johnson, for two years running SHELTER IN THE STORM Homeward Bound
Photos courtesy of Beth McRae
Christine Watson and Ruth Lavinia
Stephanie McRae and Sandra Neville
Jan Lewis and Tahnia McKeever
L U N C H EONS
Fr. Reese with Bob Ryan and Adria Renke
Jenny and Mike Ward
Colleen Edwards and Susan Charlton
DYNAMIC DUO Chairs Susan Charlton and Colleen Edwards ON THE RUNWAY Brooks Brothers, Saks Fifth Avenue and lots of Brophy boys A SPECIAL THANK-YOU Marilyn Harris and her tireless dedication PACKED TO THE GILLS More than 1,200 people arrived at Westin Kierland for the bash.
Jody Tierney and Patti Oleson with Kim McQueen
Jill Oppedahl and Char Hubbell
K.J and Mary Wagner
Photos courtesy of Bill Dougherty and Sallie Brophy
Mariah Killen and Tara Hitchcock with Dylan Francis
Mike and Robbie Kern
Shelley Kuhle and Carrie Hall
Photos courtesy of Bill Dougherty and Sallie Brophy
Traci and Rich Kelly
Michelle Fanger and Terri Buccino
Marcia Scott and Lauren Worth
Tom and Donna McAndrew
L U N C H EONS
The Authors Luncheon
Erin Gogolak and Ellen Katz with Lori Larcher
Ginny Matteucci and Nan Howlett
Christi Warner Beyer and Melani Walton
Susan Charlton and Daphne Fletcher with Lisa Graham Keegan
Lois Savage and Candyce Williams
Julie Vogel and Lenni Griego
SIMPLY AMAZING Chairs Lenni Griego and Julie Vogel CARD CATALOGUE Authors Delia Ephron, Linda Fairstein, Wally Lamb, Kathy Reichs and Lisa Scottoline PACKED TO THE RAFTERS Arizona Biltmore Resort hosted the luncheon. SIGHT FOR SORE EYES Jill Alanko, looking stunning as usual
Leslie Budinger and Ina Manaster
Photos courtesy of Bill Dougherty
Arizona Science Center
Feb. 8, 2014 Arizona Science Center Melani Walton, Christi Warner Beyer and Linda Pope
CH A R I T Y BALLS
Heart Ball 2013
Amanda and Steve Eisenfeld
Beth and John Godbout
Chrissy Donnelly and Susan Doria with Jane Christensen and Jennifer Carmer
LEADING LADIES Susan Doria, chair, Chrissy Donnelly and Jennifer Carmer, vice-chairs, and Jane Christensen, Sweetheart BELLE OF THE BALL Lauri Termansen in shades of pink tulle A HUGE THANK-YOU Diane and Bruce Halle for their heartfelt support Eric and Lauri Termansen
Bruce and Diane Halle
Don and Steffani Meyer
Bill and Paula Wichterman
Will and Susan Hoskyns
Photos courtesy of Laura Bishop and J.J. Brewer
Alfred and Terri Dâ€™Ancona
Bruce and Jennifer Ward
Ted and Gloria Dietrich
Jerry and Pam Tulman
Carol and Paul Meyer with Herman Chanen
Michael and Allison Bassoff
Photos courtesy of Laura Bishop and J.J. Brewer
Howard and Lisa Bell
Sam Fox with Dionne and Francis Najafi
Sallie Brophy and Bob Shepard
Chris Saper, portrait artist “A timeless tradition of love, honor and respect.” These are the words artist Chris Saper uses to describe her work as a commissioned portrait painter. For more than 22 years, Saper has delighted families throughout the United States with her lively portraits of children of every age. Nationally recognized for her expertise in painting subjects with diverse skin tones, Saper’s practice has grown to include corporate and official commissions, including a recent award from the NCAA for her painting of young fencing Olympian Lee Kiefer. “If I had to choose one thing that I most value about my work, it’s the amazing range of diverse people I meet – individuals whose paths I’d never have otherwise crossed,” she says. Last summer, she spent several days with Judge Linda Ann Wells in her south Florida home, preparing to unveil her portrait of the first female Chief Judge in the history of the Third District Court of Appeals. Saper travels eight to 10 times per year for client sittings. “The history of commissioning oil portraits is a powerful tradition,” she says, and one that is particularly rich throughout the South and along the Eastern Seaboard. “Young, familybound couples begin to plan for their children’s college, portraits and first cars, in that order. I work every day to help bring that same tradition to Arizona clients as well.”
Saper’s clients don’t particularly commission portraits as holiday-oriented gifts. They are more likely to plan the portrait’s timing to coincide with life events such as the last of the toddler years, bar mitzvahs, graduations, engagements, marriages, charitable contributions, retirement, and even posthumous recognition. Saper describes the process she follows in working with clients on their commissioned portraits. “First and foremost, I recognize that what I do is part product and part service. I never lose sight of the fact the finished work is a collaboration between my client and me. I want each painting to represent our shared vision. My idea of success is when a client walks past her portrait
every day and thinks, ‘I am so glad we had Chris do this!’ “ She has authored two instructional books, “Classic Portrait Painting in Oils: Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones,” and “Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light.” She has four DVDs on the market and numerous articles focused on helping students worldwide in their efforts to become better painters. For more information or to commission a portrait, visit www.chrissaper.com or http://chrissaper.blogspot.com.
L U N C H EONS
Junior League of Phoenix 80th Anniversary
Cassie Cooper and Mandy Holmes with Alyson Kennedy
Andrea Evans and Ashley Bunch
COIFFED IN CRIMSON Cindy McCain, keynote speaker FETCHING CHAIRS Andrea Evans and Ashley Bunch OPULENT VENUE The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix 8 DECADES OF HELP The luncheon supported childhood education in the Valley. Holly Henderson and Lori Citrone
Anne Hoffman and Cindy McCain with Maria Cody
Photos by Carol and Dani Bennett
Kiffie Robbins and Kari Zangerle
Nancy Diner and Milena Arceo
Martha Hunter and Carolyn Bosworth
CH A R I T Y BALLS
Barrow Grand Ball
Tom and Kathleen Lang
Katie Rector and Kaitlin Lang
Candyce Williams and Jamie Hines
Linda Pope and Gwen Hillis
DYNAMIC CHAIRS Kathleen Lang and Robyn Lee BELLE OF THE BALL Shan Francis in fantastic fuchsia SECOND-GENERATION HEAD-SPINNERS Katie Rector and Kaitlin Lang DOWNTON ABBY REVISITED White House Design Studio took the ballroom to a bygone era.
Rich Rector and Robyn Lee
Don and Sharon Ulrich
Bob and Ruth Lavinia
Photos courtesy of Bill Dougherty
Sandy and Mike Hecomovich
Ellie Ziegler with Paul and Claudia Critchfield
Marilyn Harris and Mary Hudak with Mary Ellen McKee
Mary Ann and Bill Sheely
Gordon and Lisa James
Nanci Bruner and Suellen Edens
Photos courtesy of Bill Dougherty
Ann Denk and Nancy Gaintner
Jan and Chris Cacheris
Penny and Larry Gunning
Spotlight on the Heard Museum I hope you’re getting ready for one of the true Arizona classic events that has defined the Valley for almost six decades: the annual Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market. Even if you’re not an art collector, the fair is worth seeing. It’s not unusual for 20,000 people to show up during the spring weekend. And with 600 or so American Indian artists, you’re likely to see something you like. This year’s fair is shaking things up and adding a Fashion Walk-About around 6 p.m. Saturday featuring Native fashions. You can also watch a mural in progress as Thomas “Breeze” Marcus depicts live aspects of his Tohono O’odham tribal culture. This year’s Signature Artist is Hopi katsina doll carver Stetson Honyumptewa, who will join other katsina doll carvers in the Phelps Dodge Plaza. Something else new is a drawing for three special art pieces, including a museum-quality rug by Jane Hyden. Then there’s the music and the food. Cultural performances on two stages will include the R. Carlos Nakai Trio and Ramilla Cody. While that’s going on, feast on the Southwest/indigenous, barbecue,
A Native American performer offers visitors at a recent Indian Fair at the Heard a gift from her culture.
all-American and farm-fresh menus. You can watch leading chefs from around Arizona showcase indigenous ingredients in contemporary recipes. If you want to get a little more hands-on, you’ll be able to learn about musical instruments used by American Indians. And seasoned collectors of Native art will be there to share about how they started – and how you can start – collecting. Tickets are $20 for the March 1, 2 fair, a little less for Heard members. The true aficionados will be at a Best of Show reception and buffet on Friday, Feb. 28. For more information about this legendary Valley event, visit www.heard.org/fair or call 602.252.8840, Ext. 2276.
2014 Indian Fair & Market Signature Artist Stetson Honyumptewa (Hopi) works on a carving in his New Mexico studio in preparation for this year’s fair.
Herb Stevens of the San Carlos Apache Cultural Center, examines items during the fair’s juried competition. Prizes are awarded each year for top quality art in several media.
L U N C H EONS
Board of Visitors 60th Anniversary Luncheon
Ann Spellman and Mary Hudak
Sallie Brophy and Natalie Vanderventer
Nancy O’Malley and Andrea Moseley
FESTIVE CHAIRS Andrea Moseley and Nancy O’Malley BLAZIN’ KICKS Katie Orcott and Ann Mulchey in fantastic red footwear CATWALK CHIC 2014 flower girls donning fashions by Dillard’s SIMPLY STUNNING Sally Guenther in head-to-toe red Katie Orcutt and Ann Mulchey
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Shelley Dupui and Julie Rauch
Martha Hunter and Leslie Berry
Betsey Bayless and Terry Anderson with Pam Ward
D EB U TA N T E BALLS
Desert Foundation Auxiliary Ball
Bonsal and Alexis Glascock
Althea Denk with Shaun and Elaine Bracken
Amador and Kimberlee Padilla
13 FOR LUCK A baker’s dozen of lovely debutantes were presented. LUCKY CHARITIES Comfy Cozy’s for Chemo, Mother’s Grace and the Harp Foundation FETCHING CHAIR Kimberlee Padilla BELLE OF THE BALL Ann-Eve Berry in shimmering shades of gold
Ann-Eve Berry and Richard Stagg
Michael and Elizabeth Loustalot
Kathleen and Steve McClain
Reed and Kyle Dodenhoff
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The St Francis By Laurie Florence-Manucci Executive Chef Jay Bogsinke at St. Francis in the heart of Phoenix is a master when it comes to serving the freshest ingredients collected from the best local farms and prepared fresh daily. So if you are looking for a place to eat for brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour and want fresh ingredients and lots of creativity, make a trip to this modern, open-air feel restaurant soon as it has and is still creating quite a buzz. It has great romantic ambiance and dim lighting in what seems to be a converted loft with high ceilings. There is upper and lower level seating as well as at the bar and an outside patio with a fire. Valet parking is always a plus as this place is consistently busy. We sat at the bar and the bartenders, or should I say “mixologists,” make amazing cocktails with fresh fruit and muddled herbs. I had a drink with fresh lemon and cucumber but substituted vodka for the gin and it was delicious. We were there for dinner but arrived while happy hour was still going on and ordered the flatbread to start. It was very fresh and the bread they use is baked in their own oven, which has a story all its own. In fact, it is the centerpiece of the restaurant. It was built using the plans from a bread-baking oven from the 19th century. It uses mesquite and nearly every dish has a component that comes out of the oven. I had been here once before and ordered the seafood stew or ciopinno but was told they had taken that off the menu. Hint: I hope they bring it back. But on a recommendation I ordered the Forbidden Rice. It was black rice topped with vegetables, ginger, garlic and a sweet and spicy dressing topped with shrimp or chicken. I ordered the shrimp. I do not know how or what kind of rice that was but it was without a doubt some of the best rice I have ever eaten. Seasoned beautifully, it was something I would be hard pressed not to order again. The other dish was the Salmon Superfood, a perfectly cooked piece of salmon served over quinoa, spinach, radish, cucumber, avocado and sweet chile vinaigrette. Some of the other items on the menu that looked amazing were the Moroccan Meatballs: huge meatballs drenched in homemade tomato sauce and cheese and bread. I also was told the pork chop there is very good and is on a limited availability. A couple of other popular dishes include the pig dip sandwich, wood-roasted pork loin, prosciutto, bacon and fennel on a house-made baguette with gruyere cheese. There’s also a French onion burger charred to perfection with smoked bacon and crispy onions. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the beet salad. Now typically I am not a beet fan, but this salad was to die for. You get yellow and red beets sliced very thin mixed with honey goat cheese, grapefruit, shaved fennel, arugula, and walnut pesto. This salad is a must! They also serve brunch on the weekends with eggs benedict with salmon or prosciutto, pancakes, biscuits and gravy and of course bloody Marys and fresh-squeezed mimosas. At brunch they offer live music. Overall, this is a sexy, chic, and fun place to people-watch, drink some amazing cocktails, eat some yummy food and enjoy time with family and friends. St. Francis is located at 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602.200.8111 or stfrancisaz.com.
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Roberto Cavalli By Merilu Saunders
Saks Fifth Avenue and the Phoenix Art Museum are celebrating their 50th anniversary featuring Roberto Cavalli’s Spring Collection. I was born here and can say this is a big deal. In 1963 we were a small metropolis. Thomas Mall was it! Biltmore Fashion Park was the first high-end shopping mall. Saks was at one end and I Magnin at the other. Plus, the mall was the first to be outdoors, which was exciting. Thank you, Saks, for coming to us.
So there we were at Saks for the festivities. The champagne was flowing, hors d’oeuvres were delicious and ample. The atmosphere was exciting. Chairs circled the rotunda because the models walked in the circle rather than a straight runway. The lights dimmed and out came a black dress with crystal in Native American-type symbols, a soft, short tan leather jacket with extra-long fringe and printed flowers in bright colors on the front.
It helps to know a little background on Roberto Cavalli to better understand his collection. He was born in Florence, Italy, in 1940 and still resides there. He’s very handsome, and his pictures from circa 1968 through the 1970s show his long black hair and dark features the ultimate Italian stud. His first interest was in textiles, where he figured out how to print on leather. This started his interest in fashion and he became popular with his leather clothes. His next big discovery came when he started sandblasting jeans, yet another boost to his career. And what I love about him most is that he was the first to insist jeans be allowed on the runway. In his work you will see bold, bright prints, including his signature animal prints.
There was resort wear of bougainvillea-pink silk pants and jacket. The big stand-out was a black jersey dress with train, which was backless except for small spaghetti straps holding a metallic molded gold 12-inch snake. It looked as if it was floating on her back, and that brought oohs and aahs from everyone. All in all it was a beautiful collection of Southwestern and Native American wear to honor our history here. And can I just say that people-watching at this affair was a highlight. Well, I should say clotheswatching. One outfit stood out. She had on a red animal print blouse in honor of Roberto Cavalli with fabulous high pumps (kudos to you, they were high!), white top and skirt with seams that appeared to have wire threading to make the skirt flip and the collar stand up. This was striking. My favorite was a sleek black outfit. The boots stole the show. They were thigh-high and made of thick stretchy material alongside a short black dress showing about 3 inches of leg. I so want those boots. Fast-forward to the Spring Summer Collec tion in Paris, 2014. This is two wives and five children later with a 10-year break to enjoy all indulgences, including yachting. His collection is beyond exciting for me. The inspiration comes from “Downton Abbey” and “The Great Gatsby” with a twist. It’s all silver, metallic crystals, chiffon and silk. Just a touch of color in moss green, pale blue and pink rose. You really have to pay attention to see the subtle colors.
There are many flapper-style dresses but with layers of chiffon. The pants are my favorite, but that’s a tough call … anyone could wear these. They’re silver, lay at the hip, and are just wide enough to have the satin lightly rub against your leg with a rolled cuff at the ankle. Another personal favorite are the high stockings of silk with open pattern that could really transform an outfit. Please do yourself a favor and go to Roberto Cavalli’s main Web site, then click the YouTube link to watch the Paris runway show. It’s jaw dropping!
L U N C H EONS
Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon
Ramona Visconti and Emma Melikian
Anita and Jim Patterson with Nancy Teets
Ginette Karabees and George Abrams with Priscilla Nicholas
PERFECTION PERSONIFIED Chairs Ginette Karabees and Priscilla Nicholas SLEEK AND CHIC Cathy Dickey in scarlet fur ONE GREAT TALK Famed New York designer/author Hal Rubenstein DID YOU KNOW … ACI has one great vault of vintage costumes.
Kelly Ellman and Hal Rubenstein
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Cindy Carias and Cathy Dickey with Paula Tilghman
Gwen Hillis and Mary Ellen McKee
Michelle Blanco and Tanya Rietz
Angela Keller and Risa Costis with Lauri Termansen
CH A R I T Y BALLS
Scottsdale Honor Ball
Jon and Caryl Kyl
Ellie Shapiro and Beverly Grossman
Margot Knight and Robynn Sussman
A SPECIAL THANK-YOU Chairs Margot Knight and Robynn Sussman A BEAUTIFUL BALLROOM Angelic Grove created wonder. DANCE, DANCE, DANCE The Jacqueline Foster Orchestra returnedÂ again. BELLE OF THE BALL Lisa Molina in glamorous gold and jewels to match
Millie and Sanjiv Behera
Robert Borg and Penny Galarneau
Rhonda and Chris Forsythe
Mike Biehler and Beth McDonald
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Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O’Meara
Carolyn and Craig Jackson
KEEPERS OF THE FLAME Childhelp founders Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson SPECIAL GUEST STARS Craig Jackson and his fetching wife, Carolyn HOPE FOR THE FUTURE Ensuring that no abused child is left behind
Jeff and Sharon Christenson
James Radigan and Meagan Chase
Pat and Bob Bondurant
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Will and Susan Hoskins
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Margaret Serrano Foster
Girl Scouts, Arizona Cactus-Pine
Fran Roberts and Claudia Myers
Jennifer Boyce and Anita Welsch with Lea Haben
Juanita Gordon and Tamara Woodbury with Susan de Queljoe
Carla Sandine and Sam Alpert
John Whiteman and Jo Ellen Lynn
SPECIAL HONORS Marilyn Seymann WHO MADE IT HAPPEN Susan de Queljoe LEADERSHIP BADGE Margaret Serrano Foster
Moriah and Marilyn Seymann withÂ Morgan Serventi
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PAR T I E S
Xavier Holiday Dinner
Sister Joan Nuckols and Sister Joan Fitzgerald
Dyan and George Getz
Louis and Tracy Basile
Susan and Richard Doria
Libby Cohen and Cathy Kleeman
Paul and Michelle Conn with Kristen Henry
KEEPING THE SPIRIT ALIVE Sisters Joan Fitzgerald and Joan Nuckols FUNDING THE FUTURE Proceeds went toward Xavier’s continued success. RAISE YOUR GLASS The event marked Xavier’s 70th anniversary.
Susan Ebert and Sean McLaughlin
Photos by Kathy DeSanto
PAR T I ES
Beaux Arts Bash
Jerry Cox and Maxine Johnston
Brad and Jinger Richardson
Nancy Miller and Paul Pappalardo
Paul Lee and Lori Kyle Lee
CULTURAL CENTER Scottsdale Artists’ School, keeping arts thriving MAKING BEAUTY Renowned artist John Coleman THE LEGACY LIVES ON Gallery owners Jinger and Brad Richardson
Matthew Donovan and Sherry Sklar with Don Clapper
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PAR T I E S
Tony and Milena Astorga
Jamie Herzlinger and Martha Martin
Sandy and Mac Magruder
BACK IN BLACK Milena Astorga in a gorgeous ebony ensemble TOSS THEM A LINE Teen Lifeline uses peer counseling to help troubled girls. TRENDSETTING CHAIR Shannon Barthelemy, beautiful in scarlet
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Michael and Jennifer Collins
Mike and Sandy Hecomovich with Nancy and Jimmy Walker
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Trends sat down with Brigette Sebald and Michelle Walker, chairs of the 15th anniversary PANDA Children Helping Children Fashion Show and Luncheon, to ask about this year’s event. What does it mean to be a PANDA? We are the Phoenix Women’s Board for the Steele Children’s Research Center at the University of Arizona and are affectionately known as PANDAs (People Acting Now Discover Answers). We are committed to raising funds to help cure and treat childhood diseases. What has PANDA accomplished so far? We are proud to announce that we have raised more than $4.6 million dollars to
support vital research and treatments for children, purchasing cutting-edge research equipment, enabling the Steele Center to recruit highly specialized physicians and scientists from all over the world. We have established the PANDA Children’s Aerodigestive Disorders Center, the PANDA Children’s Neurological Center, the PANDA Children’s Cancer Immunology Program, the PANDA Healthy Babies project and this year’s cause, the PANDA Children’s Autoimmune Disorders Project. Help is desperately needed for the rising number of families facing the challenges of autoimmune diseases. Tell us about PANDA’s 15th anniversary event? This year’s event will take place April 12 at the Phoenician. We will honor Jacquie Dorrance for her enthusiasm and tireless
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Fresh Start Fashion Gala 2014 What new and exciting changes are attendees in store for this year? Some of the enhancements our guests will enjoy include a New York Fashion Week-style show preceding dinner with male and female models. There will also be a stylized dining room with a fresh and unexpected design twist, not to mention delectable food. Prior to dinner, attendees can enjoy a Fresh Start signature cocktail among friends in a “forest” of 5,000 Fresh Start faces. The 2014 Fresh Start Fashion Gala is Feb. 22 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. The fundraiser’s long-time partner, Saks Fifth Avenue, has secured Italian design house Etro as the featured designer. Co-chairs Ann Siner and Tess Loo promise attendees will be stunned by Etro’s dazzlingly printed separates, lustrous fabrics, and offbeat color combinations. Here’s a bit more.
Who are this year’s Founders Awards? It is a privilege for us to be joining Fresh Start’s co-founders, Pat Petznick and Beverly Stewart, in recognizing two women who have been long-time supporters of Fresh Start. Our honorees are Kathy Munro and Anne Mariucci. Why is this cause so important to you? We are sisters working with the Fresh Start founding sisters (Pat and Beverly). Ann serves on the Fresh Start board and helps with the thrift store. Tess has her own Fresh Start story and has been involved with the Resource Center. Fresh Start empowers women to transform their lives. From economic self-sufficiency to personal development to education – Fresh Start is helping women help themselves.
Who are the presenting sponsors for this year’s event? We are honored to have three presenting sponsors for this year, including Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, Arizona Republic/12 News Season for Sharing and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch/U.S. Trust.
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How will this year’s “Hollywood Costume” theme be different from past events? The theme of The pARTy this year is all about Hollywood glamour. The pARTy attendees will walk the glamorous Hollywood red carpet before being greeted with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in Cummings Great Hall. Guests will walk the red carpet to a beautiful tented structure being created just for The pARTy by Angelic Grove.
What are additional benefits of attending The pARTy? The event is an unmatched opportunity to connect with prominent civic leaders and corporate executives who are the foundation and future of our communities. Attendees enjoy a first-class event where every detail is meticulously planned. From world-renowned band ensembles to contemporary cuisine that will engage the culinary senses, The pARTY is truly an experience that should not be missed. Tickets are $750 per person and tables start at $7,500. Contact Jan Nesburg at 602.257.2101. For more information about the Phoenix Art Museum, the exhibitions, upcoming events and programs, visit www.phxart.org/theparty.
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After being struck by a car, Bugatti lay injured in the middle of the road with a fractured paw, a broken leg and a bad case of road rash. Emergency Animal Medical Technicians at the Arizona Humane Society rescued the pintsized pooch and veterinarians had to perform an amputation on his front leg. Although he’s a limb short, this three-legged wonder still manages to walk around without a hitch. Bugatti is laid-back and sweet as can be – all he needs is a place to call home. He is available at the Sunnyslope Adoption Center at 9226 N. 13th Ave., Phoenix. His adoption fee is $110 and includes his neuter surgery and vaccines. Call 602.997.7585 Ext. 2045 and ask for animal ID number A462914.
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